Paula received her calling to practice estate law during her final year of law school when her father passed away. She graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law with honors. She is a member of the Maryland Bar and District of Columbia Bar. Paula is also an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration which allows her to assist families in qualifying and applying for Aid & Attendance pension benefits.
When Paula became a Maryland Bar member she was working in a criminal defense firm in Greenbelt owned by Richard P. Arnold. She knew she wanted to practice estate planning and elder law and tried on her own at first, with the support of Richard. Paula soon realized that she needed to practice in a firm whose sole focus was on estate planning in order to have access to the resources needed to become proficient in this area of the law. Her experiences in those firms gave her a wealth of knowledge which fueled her passion to be an estate planning and elder law attorney, but on her client’s terms.
Paula and her husband, Evan, live in Anne Arundel County with their beloved pets, Picasso, Daisy and Jasmine. The memories of Cleo and Elmer also live on.
I’ve been practicing law for almost 10 years now and have a lot of knowledge in this area of the law. At only 37, I also understand how important it is to continue to learn and grow and because of that energy, I am able to offer services on a short timeline.
Paula’s father was a wartime veteran and an employee of the U.S. Postal Service when he died at the age of 59. He also worked part-time at the American Legion Post 60 in Laurel, Maryland. Paula’s parents were divorced when her father died and he died without a Last Will and Testament. Given the fact that he did not own real estate, one would think that there wouldn’t have been that many legal issues for a single man with only adult children. The lessons her father’s estate taught her were invaluable and she carries them with her every day.